Rebecca Fox

Peninsula is HQ for her campaigns

Peninsula is HQ for her campaigns

A founder of prominent conservation organisations such as the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust and Save the Otago Peninsula, Lala Frazer is this year's Coastal Otago Conservation Award winner. Rebecca Fox talks to her about three decades of work to conserve Otago's environment.

Possible ORC first with arrival of councillor's baby

Possible ORC first with arrival of councillor's baby

Having your first baby in the middle of an election campaign is not the norm, but for Otago Regional councillor Gretchen Robertson it could not have gone smoother, even if son Angus arrived on a committee day.

ORC annual report delayed by auditor

A "last-minute curve ball" from the Office of the Auditor-general meant the Otago Regional Council's annual report for 2009-10 could not be completed in time for yesterday's council meeting.

Captured by geckos

Captured by geckos

Sixteen stolen jewelled geckos were returned to their homes on Otago Peninsula earlier this year thanks to University of Otago masters student Carey Knox, a finalist in the Coastal Otago Conservation Awards. He talks to Rebecca Fox about his work identifying the threatened species.

Praise for outgoing council chairman

Praise for outgoing council chairman

Tributes flowed for Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns yesterday after he presided over his last council meeting.

Red-ink prediction wrong

A budgeted deficit of $4 million has been avoided by the Otago Regional Council for the 2009-10 financial year.

Cable cars plan popular

Cable cars plan popular

Cable cars could well be closer to making a return to at least one Dunedin route following a meeting of the Dunedin Cable Car Trust that attracted more than 160 people on Saturday.

Dunes commended as coastal buffers

Dunes commended as coastal buffers

People have to change the way they live with their coasts and understand them a lot better, applied coastal scientist Jim Dahm says.

Footpath blamed for fall

Footpath blamed for fall

South Dunedin man John Cook has called the condition of the suburb's streets "absolutely disgusting" after falling on the corner of Macandrew Rd and King Edward St this week.

Record-breaking cold

It has been a record-breaking cold winter for Dunedin and Queenstown.